Are you interested in an activity that will help your children review their Bible memory verses while giving them an opportunity to stretch their legs and move about?

Play “A Bird in the Nest”

Suggested Ages: 2-10

Create a ‘big nest” on the floor with pillows, or a blanket.

Place your Bible Memory Verse Cards (MVCs) face down in the “nest” allowing a good space between each card.

Use a soft object to represent a bird. (A bean bag, or a stuffed animal would work well for this. You will want to use something that does not roll.)

Have your child step back from the nest and take turns helping the bird “fly” into the nest.

Pick up the card that is closest to the “bird” after it lands. Turn it over. Have your child say the memory verse on that card. (Remember to have them say the Bible reference before and after the verse.)

Collect the MVCs as each verse is said.

Repeat until all the memory cards are out of the nest.



Add a fun challenge: Your child could take one step back from the nest each time they are ready to help the bird “fly” into the nest.
Add another fun challenge: Tell your child the Bible reference on the MVC the bird lands next to, and see if they can quote the verse without help. Or, quote the Bible verse and have your child tell you the Bible reference.
This activity can be enjoyed inside or outside. Neighborhood kids may want to join in the fun!


Enjoy playing “A Bird in the Nest” as part of a Bible Time with your child. Follow three simple steps:

1. SING: Start with singing a song to the Lord.

2. BIBLE: Play “A Bird in the Nest”. As each verse is said ask your child a question that can be answered from the verse.

3. PRAY: Then talk to God in prayer. Thank Him for a truth found in one of the Bible memory verses.


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“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.”

Jeremiah 15:16 (KJV)

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

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